Scottish Ensemble’s concert by candlelight

Scottish Ensemble'Artistic Director'Jonathan Morton
Scottish Ensemble'Artistic Director'Jonathan Morton

Audiences are all set to take a trip to the frozen north with the Scottish Ensemble’s enticing seasonal concert by candlelight, ‘Nordic Nights’.

As part of a nationwide tour it will stop off at the Caird Hall, Dundee on Sunday, December 8 at 7.30 p.m.

The concert will explore sparkling, spirited Scandinavian music in an unusual twist on traditional festive offerings.

Travel back in time between 18th-century Norway and the present day as the Scottish Ensemble musicians contrast the graceful charm of Grieg’s Holberg Suite, written to honour the classical Norwegian playwright Ludvig Holberg, with exciting, absorbing music from today’s Scandinavia.

Voyage to Finland for the noble melodies of Sibelius stirring Andante festivo, and return to Norway for the striking folk colours and drama of Grieg’s First String Quartet, in a brand new arrangement for string orchestra by the Ensemble’s Artistic Director Jonathan Morton.

Re-defining the string orchestra, the Scottish Ensemble inspires audiences in the UK and beyond with vibrant performances which are powerful, challenging and rewarding experiences. Known both in the UK and internationally for its versatility and ambitious programming, the Ensemble reaches out to create rich partnerships across boundaries of genre, geography and musical style.

It is the UK’s only professional string orchestra, built around a core of 12 outstanding string players who perform together under Artistic Director Jonathan Morton. The Ensemble’s distinctive programming style habitually blends music from different ages, offering new perspectives and making unexpected connections

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